Luna Sole


January 3 to February 14 Sissi Meng
February 14 to March 18 Egle Post
March 18 to May 09 Kaylene Mulrooney
May 09 to June 20 ClarisseCheseaux
June 20 to August 01 Jane Cass
August 01to September 12 Claire Cameron
September 12 to October 24 Josie De Meo
October 24 to December 05 Elizabeth Baechlin
December 05 to January 3 END-OF-YEAR GROUP SHOW

GWEN COWAN:; 613-744-3909
TED JOHNSTON:; 613-748-0346



There are eight opportunities for member artists to have solo exhibitions at Luna Sole Restaurant in 2017. Note that the last date (December 5 to January 3) is a group show of the 2017 participating artists.

This is the fifth year of exhibiting in this location. Displays are mounted on one wall of the restaurant for six week periods beginning January
Luna Sole is located in the mall at the corner of Youville Drive and Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard.
There is no charge to participate but sales are subject to a 15% commission paid to Art East. The usual Arteast conditions apply, including being currently a member of Arteast and items for exhibit are prepared ready for hanging. Exhibitors should visit the site to familiarize themselves with the exhibition space - which is one wall, dominated by an operating television set. Depending on the size of works, up to eight pieces can be shown.
Exhibitors accept responsibility for any penalties incurred and abide by the Arteast Coordinator's decisions. Arteast is released from any responsibility for loss or damages to any of the artworks. It is also agreed that Arteast has the right to use work entered in the exhibition for promotional purposes without this infringing on any copyright.
Please respond to the Coordinators - Gwen Cowan or Ted Johnston - at your earliest convenience with your selected first and second choice of dates.
For more information, please feel free to call or e-mail to
Gwen Cowan:; 613-744-3909
Ted Johnston: 613-748-0346

At Luna Sole Restaurant In 2017
There are eight opportunities for member artists to have solo exhibitions at Luna Sole Restaurant in 2017.
January 3 to February 14
February 14 to March 18
March 18 to May 09
May 09 to June 20
June 20 to August 01
August 01to September 12
September 12 to October 24
October 24 to December 05
December 05 to January 3
The last date (December 5 to January 3) is a group show of the 2017 participating artists.

This year Arteast Ottawa celebrates four years of exhibiting at the LUNA SOLE Resto-Bar located in the mall at Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Youville Drive. The exhibits hang for six weeks at a time having daily exposure to the dining clientele.

Ted Johnston, as Exhibit Coordinator, describes the exhibition space as "another example where our organization collaborates with local businesses and public spaces to demonstrate the fine quality of work produced by Arteast artists."" Each year seven or eight artists have the opportunity to display and sell samples of their work. At year's end, there is a retrospective show with a single piece from each artist of the year. Farhad Khan, owner of Luna Sole, has said he wants to show engagement with the community beyond simply providing meals and drinks. "I am pleased to provide this space and hope that my clients enjoy the varying displays when they come for a meal."
While the space has some limitations, six to eight pieces can be attractively arranged on the wall. There is daily traffic through the restaurant where customers have shown interest in the art. Over twenty members have or will show their work by the end of this year. The appearance of each new artist is posted to the Website and the Digest. The restaurant wall is now fully booked for 2016 with the following artists presenting




Ted Johnston is responsible for the site and welcomes member interest in exhibiting. Anyone wishing to exhibit should contact him at 613-748-0346 or e-mail to with the subject line "Luna Sole". A call for 2016 exhibitors will be made in the fall of this year.

Claire Cameron
at Luna Sole until September 12th

Art has been a crucial part of Claire's life but has had to take a backseat to obtaining an Engineering degree and working with the Canadian Forces and then on to Project management.

However, through the years art education and training has been present in various forms from weekly classes to intensive workshops, including:

  • Workshops at Confederation Centre of the Arts
  • Mixed media at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • Watercolour Studies at Canadore College
  • Life drawing skills with Ottawa Adult Education
  • Encaustic workshops, and Drawing with Colour at Winnipeg Arty Gallery
Claire's preferred medium is encaustic on wood, often with additional media embedded.
On the other end of the spectrum, she often works with watercolour, creating small pictures often of waves or flowers. She is excited to be exploring digital art and has begun working with several applications to discover what can be created.

The show is on until September 12th.

Egle Post
at Luna Sole until March 18th

Egle Post is our current featured artist at Luna Sole Restaurant and one of arteasts newest members. She works mostly in acrylics, colour pencil and mixed media with a strong emphasis on colour.
With a technical background in mechanical engineering she loves to experiment with different materials and techniques. Many of her paintings reflect nature based themes, such as landscapes, animals and flowers. She also paints portraits to capture mood and expression. Her main sources of inspiration come from nature, traveling and a mixture of hard rock, metal and acoustic music.
You can find more of Igles art, including works in progress on Instagram @RedOr1on and on Dojo Art Store Face book page. The show at Luna Sole continues till March 18th

Kerstin Peters
at Luna Sole until December 6th

Kerstin Peters is truly an all around artist, whether working in her studio on animal portraits or out with a plein air group enjoying the beautiful landscape. These plein air adventures have taken her all over Canada.
As a member of several art organizations, she exhibits her work regularly and "hopes to inspire others to find and express their own creativity". Kerstin sees art as a "means to relax, have fun, grow and connect with others through the process of creating". She believes that "everyone can express themselves through art". Acting on this belief, Kerstin offers courses, workshops and paint parties, working with both adults and children.
Several of Kerstin's landscapes are now on display at Luna Sole, along with three colourful pieces of her fiber art. The show will be on until December 6th.

Luna Sole is located in the mall at Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Laverendrye Drive (opposite the Bob McQuarrie Centre) and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

Maryse Hatchard is our current featured artist
at Luna Sole

offering a last burst of summer colour with her larger than life floral watercolours.

Although her education and work history is in the field of Medical Research, Maryse has always been drawn to the visual arts.
She has taken courses in watercolour for many years and is now in a position to pass on some of this wonderful knowledge. She offers classes in her studio space as well as classes during the lunch hour in elementary schools. In recent years Maryse has been looking into the art health connection, "bringing health and wellness through creative processes". This she says, "will be a wonderful new chapter" for her. The show will be on at Luna Sole until October 25th.

Shirley Moulton
at Luna Sole August September, 2016

Displays Variety in Style and Media

The new exhibition at Luna Sole restaurant is varied both in content and media. Shirley Moulton creates in oil, pastel, gouache, water colour, pen and ink, and graphite pencil. Her subject matters vary from landscape and florals to portraits of humans and animals. This exhibit features a very dominant rooster presiding over florals and landscapes. Shirley has been exhibiting for over two decades in the Ottawa area and belongs to several art organizations, not least Arteast.

For this exhibition, she is also offering a special discount if more than two pieces are purchased.

HERB van der STAAY
at Luna Sole June - August 2, 2016

Inspired by the Colours and Space of the Canadian Landscape

Herb van der Staay draws his inspiration from the colours and space of the Canadian landscape. He is mainly a self-taught artist but studied under Ottawa artists Bruce Heggtveit and Robert Hyndman, and has attended workshops and painted with many fellow artists.

"I like to interpret what I see in nature and, in a way, abstract it into a pleasing painting." He finds painting en plein air is a constant learning process where "Nature teaches us how to see colour, light, shadows and shapes. It is a challenge to put feelings and impressions on canvas and to connect with the viewer."

To Herb, each painting becomes just a moment in time, the view changes constantly varying with the time of day and time of year.

Herb's work has received recognition in prizes, awards and honourable mentions over the years and his work has been on display in several local galleries.

His landscapes are now on display at Luna Sole Restaurant through the month of July.

Christine Blais: The Eyes Have It

On display at the Luna Sole restaurant for May and June

is Christine Blais, a multidisciplinary artist, with an MA in Film Studies from Carleton University. She has presented works in encaustic that are based on photographs of heads, especially the eyes of the subjects.

She says that her background in photography and her affinity for sketching have played fundamental roles in shaping her vision with the encaustic medium. "The images in these works aim to demonstrate the self as deconstructed and fragmented by technology. By using digital photography, I accentuate the role of technology in the breakdown that occurs when our focus is placed on observing other people's lives through social media instead of experiencing our current reality."

L'artiste maintenant à la Resto Luna Sole est Christine Blais, une artiste multidisciplinaire qui tient sa maitrise en Film à Carleton University. Elle present des travaux en encaustique des photographs de surtout les yeux des subjets.

Elle dit que son expérience dans la photographie et son affinité pour le dessin ont joué un role fundamental dans l'élaboration de sa vision avec le milieu encaustique. "Les images de ces œuvres visent a d'émontrer l'auto comme d'éconstruit et fragmenté par la technologie. En utilisant la photographie numérique, j'accentue le rôle de la technologie dans la repartition qui se produit lorsque notre accent est mis sur l'observation de la vie des autres au travers des medias sociaux, au lieu d 'expérience de notre réalité actuelle."

Gwen Cowan "Peared" Up

at Luna Sole April and May

Pears are the featured subject for Arteast member Gwen Cowan in her exhibition at Luna Sole Restaurant.

A life-long interest in art was first fostered in her upbringing, then in her education and on into her work life. For many years, Gwen worked in social services working with children of all ages. "My artistic training helped me a great deal in terms of what I could offer the youth I worked with," she explains. She moved on from social work to picture framing then returned to helping school children develop their artistic interest and abilities.

Now she is taking part in activities that focus on the art-health connection, teaching cartooning to elementary school children and looking for other teaching opportunities while also creating new works in what she describes as "stylized realism". "Usually my message is peaceful and my intention is to evoke good feelings for the viewer," says Gwen. "I love to draw and paint and probably always will."

The exhibition continues at Luna Sole to May 10

Luna Sole is located in the mall at Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Laverendrye Drive (opposite the Bob McQuarrie Centre) and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

What Dreams May Come

Lissa Rachelle

at Luna Sole

February 16 to March 29

In 2012, Lissa Rachelle began painting with acrylics as a break from detail-oriented and time consuming pencil work which had been her original artistic expression. Working with paint put her in a "playful" state of mind that led to a style deliberately carefree and, to a certain extent, spontaneous and intuitive..

The paintings at Luna Sole represent her own spiritual explorations and beliefs that have led to a surrealistic, colourful and slightly whimsical world where a gentle sense of mystery prevails. She says "it is a place where the skies are filled with light even in the deepest night and the trees express their emotions with the growth of their curly branches and roots, and there is always the feeling that one might be on a wonder-filled adventure of discovery".

New Season of Artists
At Luna Sole Restaurant

MARILYN CAMPBELL is the first of eight Arteast artists to exhibit at Luna Sole in 2016. Her work draws on paintings by various artists modern and historical. She, like many Arteast members, came to painting later in life. Her appreciation of the "wonderful world we live in" was in part stimulated by studying watercolours under Kathy Harker-Flander and participating in Arteast events. She signs her work "marilyn sara".

If you are interested in acquiring one of her paintings,
please call Marilyn at 613-834-9937 or email her at

Future exhibiting artists are: Gwen Cowan, Lissa Rachell, Christine Blais, Herb van der Staay, Shirley Moulton, Maryse Hatchard, and Kerstin Peters.




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